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Does Federer FEAR Nadal?

watching Feds play Rafa, he just seems like he is afraid to play his own game, which is something you never see from him against anyone else. I saw it last year in the French semifinal and i saw it again today.
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Re: Does Federer FEAR Nadal?

I wouldn't particularly say he fears Nadal.
Nadal just doesn't allow many players to play their games against him which is the most frustrating part.
Federer would probably prefer not to hit as many slices against Nadal but he has no choice.
Federer would probably prefer to come in as many times as he can against Nadal but he has no choice.
Nadal might not get you on the first pass attempt but he has so much spin on his shot that most players volleys sit up for an easy second pass attempt.
Federer really just doesn't have the game that takes away time from Nadal which is his biggest weakness.
Nadal's game might depend on how fast the surface is which is probably what Federer was really mentioning when he called him one-dimensional but that one-dimensional game of Nadal's has no weakness that Federer can really crack with his game.
Federer is likely just perplexed about Nadal if anything.
I wouldn't go as far as feared.
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Re: Does Federer FEAR Nadal?

Being afraid to play your game is not the same as not being allowed to play your game. All this "mental block" BS is irrelevant, you try staying mentally tough when you're hitting backhands above your shoulder miles behind the baseline in 25-shot rallies for three and a half hours on clay. The ball is not in Federer's strike zone, therefore he cannot hit the shots he would against any other player.

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Re: Does Federer FEAR Nadal?

OHH MAY BE I THINK THAT ROGER WONT SLEEP AT NIGHT, CAUSE HE THINKS THAT NADAL COULD BEAT HIM IN WIMBLEDON JAJAJAA
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Re: Does Federer FEAR Nadal?

u mean does federer fear this ?
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Re: Does Federer FEAR Nadal?

Oh snap.

I thought that was Nadal on top of Federer, because he owns him so bad.

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haha i couldnt stop rofling when i saw this whoever took this pic is a genius

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Re: Does Federer FEAR Nadal?

the problem now is that Nadal is 4-1 up in head to heads and Federer it's not used to that

I think he is always afraid of Nadal , he was surprisingly even in Dubai

it's the same like it happened with Nabandian a couple of years ago. Federer could crush almost everyone but with Nalbandian was having a tough time only because he had beaten Fed more time than Fed had.

but, I think Federer will beat Nadal this year on clay

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Re: Does Federer FEAR Nadal?

I don't think Fed particularly "fears" Nadal... He may fear that he can't play his best tennis against him (especially on clay), but I don't think, mentally, Federer is thrown off by Nadal just being on the other side of the court from him... no. I think Fed probably tried to alter the way he plays his game against Nadal to see if he would get better results that way, and yet, at the same time, he was probably being thrown off just from what Nadal was giving him today... it'll happen
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Re: Does Federer FEAR Nadal?

He doesn't fear him, he's being arrogant and getting kicked his ass.

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Re: Does Federer FEAR Nadal?

I don't think Fed fears Nadal -I think Nadal frustrates him, and part of the frustration is Nadal's awesome power - but I think Fed will find it a challenge he wants to meet.

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OHH MAY BE I THINK THAT ROGER WONT SLEEP AT NIGHT, CAUSE HE THINKS THAT NADAL COULD BEAT HIM IN WIMBLEDON JAJAJAA
Sweetheart, you see that little key on the left of the keyboard that says "Caps Lock"?
Be so kind to press that one time, please.
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Sweetheart, you see that little key on the left of the keyboard that says "Caps Lock"?
Be so kind to press that one time, please.
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OHHHH REALLY???
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He doesn't fear him, he's being arrogant and getting kicked his ass.
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OHHHH REALLY???
It's common knowledge amongst messageboard users that it's not polite to type in capital letters. Plus it's difficult to read and just plain annoying.
So if you would please hit that button...?
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